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Gloss for Less!

July 11, 2013

We were recently introduced to a foundation by a good friend who swears by it so we had to give it a try. CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Foundation.

We are always on the lookout for a foundation with great coverage and this product is just that! Covergirl describes the product as “vitamin-enriched formula directs moisture to your skin’s surface to improve its condition over time, while giving smooth, even coverage that makes imperfections virtually vanish before your eyes”.  

One application and we were hooked!  It has great coverage with a lightweight feel.  Also, this product has SPF 15, which is a great added bonus, especially in the summer months.  The foundation goes on with a liquidity texture and dries to a light powder finish, very easy to apply.  It also had great lasting power so you don’t have to reapply often.  It retails for around $10, so it’s definitely worth a try!!

Happy Summer!
xoxo The Gloss Girls


Memorial Day Giveaway!

May 23, 2013

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Aveeno we have fallen in love with their Aveeno Postively Radiance Cream!

This is an all natural total soy complex with vitamin B3 that promises to reduce discoloration and blotchiness in just weeks.  This product is an oil free night cream that definetly delivers !

Clinically proven to even out tone & texture, we have been using the day and night cream religiously for several weeks and have seen great results.  The day cream contains SPF 15 UVA/UVB Sunscreen and is oil-free and hypoallergenic.


If you have sensitive skin and are looking for more radiant luminous skin you will want to try this night cream.  We saw results within the first week and many of our coworkers were asking what we had  done different to our skin!  We noticed brighter more even skin very soon after we began our new products.


We are giving away a full size night cream to the winner of our memorial day give away.

Click on the link below to enter!!

Each time you share this link on Facebook and like us on Facebook you will receive entries towards this amazing cream!!

You have until June 8th to enter.  Good Luck  Enjoy your holiday weekend!


The Gloss Girls

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair

May 8, 2013

Thanks to our friends at Neutrogena our skin is radiant and our dark spots have gone by the wayside.

We have been using the brand new Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer,  (one with SPF 30 for day and a formula without SPF for night.) Both products contain vitamin C and an accelerated retinol formula.

neutrogena day

This product promises more radiant skin in just one week. After using this product for several weeks, it definitely made good on its promise. Our skin looks more even and dark spots have faded. Our skin’s texture is smoother and has visibly improved radiance.

neutrogena night

After faithfully using these products we were very impressed. Each product retails for $19.99 and can definitely compete with higher priced products.

If you are looking to try a retinol product, these products are a great way to reveal fresh brighter skin in a short period of time.

While these products help – we still like to have a good coverage makeup for areas that we feel we still see a bit of discoloration and this is where we tried out our Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Foundation SPF 55 with Helioplex.


We absolutely LOVE this makeup!   We were so excited to give it a try because we are always looking for a makeup with a SPF higher than 15.  We also love the convenience of the compact.

This makeup goes on smoothly, blends easily and the oil-free formula is  lightweight enough for touch-ups throughout the day.  Our dark spots were completely covered and when we wore it outside with the kids it didn’t melt away or fade.

Available in 8 shades for a mere $13.99, you can’t go wrong!

XO, The Gloss Girls



March 19, 2013

When our friends at Aveeno suggested we try their BB Cream, we were hesitant. When BB creams first became a trend in America we tried a bunch, some costing close to $100 and haven’t always loved them.

The BB Cream, originally created in Korea, is meant to create a flawless look to the skin. These creams- which combine, anti-aging ingredients, SPF protection, primer and tinted moisturizer can be used underneath foundation or by themselves for a sheer radiant coverage. We have found some formulas can be too thick and chalky or sometimes don’t provide enough coverage.

We were pleasantly surprised by Aveeno’s formula. Aveeno’s CLEAR COMPLEXION BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an oil-free cream that has a nice texture and feels good going on the skin. The formula contains light-reflecting minerals which helps skin to look bright and radiant not chalky.


On top of concealing, the “ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex” in the cream also helps fade the look of marks from past breakouts.

The BB cream is oil free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic and contains Broad Spectrum SPF 30 which helps prevent skin from future damage.

For the bargain price of $15.99 you can’t do much better!

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Neutrogena pink grapefruit oil-free cleansing wipes

March 6, 2013

Just when we announced our obsession with Grapefruit – our friends at Neutrogena sent us something AMAZING!!!


We have been using these Neutrogena pink grapefruit oil-free cleansing wipes after the gym to prevent breakouts or in the morning before our skincare to get a squeaky clean feeling to our skin, while smelling that citrusy grapefruit scent.

25 towlettes are $6.99 at Target, and great for travel. Skin is thoroughly cleansed and treated with salycilic acid for a great start to the day!




Grapefruit Love

February 28, 2013

With spring still weeks away, we were looking for a boost to uplift our spirits.

When we splurged on a new grapefruit hand soap from NEST($22)  with the main ingredient being “pink pomelo grapefruit” we were hooked after a few  luxurious handwashing moments.

With a little more research we discovered that grapefruit essential oils have anti-depressant qualities, and have been proven to improve mood and clear and focus the mind.
With our new information we sought out more products with with grapefruit as the star ingredient.  We started wearing our FRESH Hesperides Grapefruit Scent($38.)  We sprayed it one day and kind of loved it. Once our husband asked what we were wearing, our new obsession was confirmed.


Fresh calls this scent a “medley of intoxicating citruses surrounding a crisp grapefruit accord,” and offers it in lotions, shower gels and soaps as well.

After a workout there’s nothing more enjoyable than an invigorating citrusy wash.  We found an inexpensive option from Neutrogena.


Neutrogena® Body Clear® Body Wash Pink Grapefruit($7) is a refreshing, body wash with a blast of pink grapefruit that contains 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C.

With spring around the corner, we hope these grapefruit scents will help you get through these last few weeks of winter.


The Gloss Girls

Winter Skin Miracle

February 19, 2013

Many of our clients are complaining of dry tired winter skin.  We were also feeling the same way, so we were very happy to have tried and loved Loreal Revitalift Miracle Blur.

When skin is dry and dehydrated which often happens in winter months, skin shows its age.   This is an instant skin smoother that will erase crepy lines. This finishing product is used over makeup to fill in fine lines, crow’s feet, acne scars, and large pores.


This product actually acts as a filler to create a smooth velvet matte finish that lasts all day!  Pores and fine lines disappear as you swipe this clear product over the skin.  To avoid looking over done we used it only the areas that needed it.  This is a great find for those days when looking picture perfect is a must.

This skin smoother is also available with SPF 30 if you need an extra boost in sun protection. For $19.99 – you can’t go wrong. This product will create an airbrushed look of perfection to your face – and who wouldn’t love that?

XO, The Gloss Girls

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